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Bath - Claverton
The American Museum in Britain

The Museum

The theme for our Christmas decorations is a ‘A Little Party Never Hurt Nobody!’, directly inspired by the Jazz Age exhibition and related events being held at the Museum this year.

The party theme is inspired by the new found freedoms and birth of mass culture and consumerism in 1920s America. It allows us to use the spirit of the Jazz Age – the hedonism and excess – in period appropriate displays.

Christmas Craft Fair 2017
Nov 25 – 26 Nov 2017
11:00 am- 4:30 pm
Our Christmas Craft Fair returns with a diverse range of work on offer, from ceramics and textiles to jewellery and prints. Meet the makers themselves, discuss their techniques, and find unique Christmas gifts in a festive atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of town.

£2 entry charge to the fair
Free parking

Meet Santa
9 to 10 Dec 2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ho ho ho! Can you hear those sleigh bells ringing? Pop into the American Museum to meet Santa in his grotto, and tell him and the elves what you’d like to find under the tree on Christmas morning.

£5 per child, includes gift from Santa. Booking essential.
Normal admission applies for adults and children.
American Museum members free admission, £5 per child to see Santa.
Children must be accompanied. Maximum 2 adults per child to see Santa.
T: +44 (0)1225 460503
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The American Museum in Britain takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers to the 20th century.
With its remarkable collection of folk and decorative arts, the Museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American culture.
The only Museum of Americana outside the United States, the Museum was founded to bring American history and cultures to the people of Britain and Europe.

The Museum's collection of furniture, paintings, quilts, silver and glass is presented in a series of Period Rooms within the historic Claverton Manor. Our quilt collection is on show in the Textile Room within the manor house.

The Folk Art Gallery, beautifully displays the Museum's extensive collection of American Folk Art.There are two animated touch screens to extend the visitor's enjoyment to this room.

In the basement is the permanent American Heritage Exhibition, which tells the stories of the Founding Fathers, Native Americans and the Civil War, through a series of interactive galleries that bring the development of America and American culture to life with bright and tactile exhibits - great for kids of all ages!

Each year a different exhibition is on display in our Exhibition Gallery.

The Museum is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with spectacular views over the valley of the River Avon. The grounds total some 120 acres, of which forty are open to visitors.

Claverton - American Museum shop

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Tel 01761 479645

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